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Offline WestEndMan

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How difficult is it to build a route?
« on: January 14, 2012, 12:14:44 pm »
Dont go by my post count, I'm truly not a newbie when it comes to "using" BVE. Been on this site since the beginning, just dont post much because most of my questions are answered already.

Anyway, I see how clean and precise the currently released routes are and am not much of a developer, primarily a user. I ususally develop my own routes for personal use on Trainz.(its easier that way). Was just wondering how difficult would it be to create a fictional route based on the old Bay Ridge LIRR line, timeline, graphics, etc. Just wondering if I should stick to just "using" BVE or should I give it a shot trying to develop. This question is mainly for devlopers, but would welcome comments from ppl who have tried it themselves.

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Re: How difficult is it to build a route?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 12:44:49 pm »
It depends, since creating routes for BVE is a matter of just plain typing (Coding). And it depends on your skills with that stuff. You can learn how to do it here: http://trainsimframework.org/develop/index2.html
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Re: How difficult is it to build a route?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 12:46:16 pm »
Dont go by my post count, I'm truly not a newbie when it comes to "using" BVE. Been on this site since the beginning, just dont post much because most of my questions are answered already.

Anyway, I see how clean and precise the currently released routes are and am not much of a developer, primarily a user. I ususally develop my own routes for personal use on Trainz.(its easier that way). Was just wondering how difficult would it be to create a fictional route based on the old Bay Ridge LIRR line, timeline, graphics, etc. Just wondering if I should stick to just "using" BVE or should I give it a shot trying to develop. This question is mainly for devlopers, but would welcome comments from ppl who have tried it themselves.

You need 10 things to do a route.

1. Understand basic math
2. Have an eye for detail
3. be able to think in 3-d
4. Patience
5. Patience
6. Patience
7. Patience
8. Patience
9. Patience
10. More patience

Thats it. if you have those 10 qualities, you can do it.

Joe